Castillo Perelada

Wine has been made at the Castillo Perelada since the Middle Ages, as shown in several documents and parchments from the period to be found in the library. When Miguel Mateu bought this ensemble of monuments in 1923, one of his primary objectives was to revitalize the wine producing tradition, a tradition that is more alive than ever these days and which has incorporated the most modern technology to create wines that make full use of the nuances of the soils and vines of the Empordà.

Since its foundation, Perelada has been recognised for its commitment to quality through the great international popularity of its wines. In the 1960s, the success in the United Kingdom of what at the time was called "Champagne Rosado de Castillo Perelada" made the sparkling wine producers of the Champagne region in France appeal to the courts to obtain exclusive rights over the use of the name. They won, so the other regions had to look for alternative denominations. In the case of Spain, this gave rise to the Cava D.O. In any event, far from harming Castillo Perelada, the dispute benefited the bodega as free publicity.

Over the decades the wines of Perelada have had the honour of being chosen for official banquets of unquestionable historical significance, such as the coronation of King Juan Carlos I, the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Asturias or for visits from United States presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Naturally, Perelada's interests centered since the early years on the Empordà D.O. It is within this wine-growing region that the bodega has been regularly acquiring new vineyards and selectively planting different grape varieties, always on the basis of research carried out by an expert team of oenologists.

Over the years, Perelada wines have been the deserving winners of many awards in national and international contests. The three gold and two bronze medals achieved in the 5th Sélection Mondiale des Vins, Alcool et Liqueurs of Paris in 1967 marked one of the key moments in the bodega's history. Yet it has been in recent years that the Castillo Perelada wines have positioned themselves among the most highly commended in Spain thanks to the medals won in contests such as the Concurso Internacional de Vinos Bacchus, La Nariz de Oro, Vinalies Internationales, Challenge International du Vin, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, International Wine & Spirit Competition, Decanter World Wine Awards and Mundus Vini.

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Castillo Perelada '5 Fincas' Reserva 2014
"Deep cherry red color, with violet hints. Its aroma reminds of fruits, spices, with some balsamic notes and a toasted background. In the mouth it is wide, well-structured and balanced. Its tannins are present but well integrated. It has a very fresh acidity. This is a wine with a great personality
Item Number: 28209
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Castillo Perelada Rose Pescador NV
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"Pale plum colour. Fruity aroma. Well balanced and silky in the mouth. Dry and aromatic. Lively, light, exquisite."  "Perelada has been producing wines since the fourteenth century. The castle and its estates has been owned by the Mateu family since 1923. Its founder Miguel Mateu passed away in
Item Number: 28052
Bottle:$8.95
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Castillo Perelada Blanc Pescador NV
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"Perelada has been producing wines since the fourteenth century. The castle and its estates has been owned by the Mateu family since 1923. Its founder Miguel Mateu passed away in 1972 and left his son-in-law Arturo Suque at the helm. Today Perelada is producing world class cava and superb still
Item Number: 24706
Bottle:$8.95
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Castillo Perelada Brut Rosado Cava NV
(1)
93  Decanter 
Decanter 93 Delicate red cherry aromas. Soft ripe strawberries and creamy vanilla ice cream on the palate with a core of acidity. Elegant mousse and a long length.   Cava Castillo Perelada Rosado, a great favourite of the brilliant Salvador Dalí, is born of a blend of Trepat (Grenache),
Item Number: 15221
Bottle:$9.95
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Castillo Perelada '5 Fincas' Reserva 2013
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"Deep cherry red colour, with violet hints. Its aroma reminds of fruits, spices, with some balsamic notes and a toasted background. In the mouth it is wide, well-structured and balanced. Its tannins are present but well integrated. It has a very fresh acidity. This is a wine with a great personality

Castillo Perelada '5 Fincas' Reserva 2012
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Rich dark-berry aromas combined with toasty oak give this seven-grape blend a modern yet encouraging nose. Saturated but slightly tannic and grating in feel, this tastes of blackened toast, vanilla, blackberry and spices. Toasty black-fruit flavors are largely pure on a tannic

Castillo Perelada '5 Fincas' Reserva 2011
" Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Samsó (17%), Garnatxa (17%), Syrah (13%), Merlot (12%), Monastrell (1%) Perelada owns 5 Vineyards in the Empordà, each of them with their own geological conditions. The soil heterogeneity in this region is unique and allows to make wines with an extremely wide range of